"The Preppy Realtor"
As one of the founding members of The Brett Novack Group, buyers and sellers LOVE working with David!!
David brings a unique ability to connect with his clients, meeting and exceeding their expectations aggressively, yet with a gentle hand. His personal knowledge of buying and selling both vintage property and new construction give him a keen insight into his clients’ needs.
Prior to real estate, David was a senior executive for some of the most prestigious advertising and media agencies in Chicago. His success is tied to his unwavering commitment to client service, problem solving, and relationship development.
David has worked in many of Chicago’s city and suburban neighborhoods including Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Uptown, Buena Park, Ravenswood, Graceland West, Andersonville, Edgewater, Lincoln Square, Wrigleyville, North Center, The Loop, Logan Square, Avondale, Bucktown, Ukrainian Village, and West Town. Suburban expertise includes Oak Park, Evanston, Winnetka and Wilmette.
Originally from Upstate New York, David graduated from both The University of Rochester, and from Syracuse University. Chicago has been home for David since 1997.
In his free time, David enjoys fitness, photography, international travel, midcentury design and spending time with his beautiful rescue pup, Penny.
David supports several local and national non-profit organizations including
- ALIVE Rescue
- 100 Club of Chicago
- Point Foundation
- National Public Radio/WBEZ
- Lambda Legal
- AIDS Foundation of Chicago
- God’s Love We Deliver
David commemorates each of his clients’ purchase and sale of a home with a $100 donation to ALIVE Rescue
Clients are saying:
"Working with David was the BEST part of our new home adventure! He was attentive, funny, honest, and so quick to reply to any questions we had, but the best part was how helpful and knowledgable he was about the process. As first time home buyers we were looking for a great deal of guidance from making an offer to negotiating the contract, making requests of the seller/builder, and closing. David was a great advocate for us, and we are so happy with the entire process of working with him!"
"David helped me buy my first property in Chicago. Being new to the market here from Canada, David did a great job of showing me around the City and helping me figure out where I really wanted to live.David also took note of the specific details I liked about each place and catered the showings he selected for me around those details."
"Buying and selling while working a full-time job as a single mom wasn't easy, but David J went the extra mile to help make it as smooth as possible. From meeting the carpet installer while I was at work to capturing video of each room so I could figure out paint colors. He definitely brought a personal touch. Highly recommend."
"I was lucky enough to work with David prior to his career as a real estate agent and thoroughly enjoyed working with him in the past. When I moved to Chicago, I remembered how personable and kind he was, so immediately reached out for him to be my agent. As a first time buyer and newbie to Chicago, I was nervous about my first condo purchase, especially as I found a place when I "wasn't seriously looking" (side note: there's no such thing). David guided me through the process, and always kept me aware of what was coming up next. He helped me negotiate an amazing deal, and was candid when my expectations were beyond reality. I can't recommend working with David enough, and am happy we've remained friends to this day."
"5/5 stars! Brett and David were fantastic to work with. I warned them in advance that I would be a high maintenance client and I think I lived up to my promise. That said, they were incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and I have already recommended them to a few of my friends. I would definitely use them again!"